United Airlines Spreads Wings in China

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United Airlines showed more signs today of how it plans to boost scheduled service during the upcoming 2015 peak summer travel season. The Chicago-based airline said it will operate additional flights next summer on two major routes to Chinese markets from its trans-Pacific gateway hub in San Francisco. United’s current daily service between SFO and […]

United Airlines Considering Embraer CSeries Jets in Fleet Makeover

Embraer Cseries

United Airlines is in talks with Embraer and Bombardier to buy new narrow-body planes amid a fleet makeover to reduce its reliance on unprofitable regional jets, people familiar with the matter said. The discussions involve the largest models in Embraer’s updated E-Jets family and Bombardier’s smallest CSeries, said the people, who asked not to be […]

Delta and Alaska Airline Rivalry Could Be a Boost For Boeing

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While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a great boost to Boeing and Washington’s economy in the future — if state lawmakers hold the […]

United: Wi-Fi, streaming video coming to regional jets

Airline Wi-Fi

United Airlines says it will add Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment to more than 200 of the bigger regional jets flown that fly for the company’s United Express affiliates. United says the first Wi-Fi-enabled regional jet flights are expected later this year. United expects the rollout of Wi-Fi to the Embraer E170, Embraer E175 and […]

United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

United Flight attendants

United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000 stewards, retired a number of its […]

Virgin America is a Twitter Crowd Favorite. United, not so much….

Twitter Airline Analysis

Twitter and Facebook have become a favorite repository for complaints against the travel industry. It’s a medium that fits the feedback well: travelers get to vent about their negative experience, perhaps believing that their “influence” will be revered by the airline or hotel, and in some cases the travel provider is able to troubleshoot an […]

United Airlines Takes Delivery of First 787-9 Aircraft in North America

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United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9, a stretched version of the Dreamliner that will allow the airline to accommodate more customers and further capitalize on its worldwide route network. The aircraft is the first of 26 of the newest member of the Dreamliner family United […]

Milan Malpensa Airport Plane Spotting. Boeing 777, 767, Airbus A330 [VIDEO]

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Video shows various airplanes landing and take-off at Milan Malpensa airport.

US airlines hiring more Chinese-speaking American flight attendants

As the number of flights between China and the US increases, US airlines are looking to hire more Chinese speaking flight attendants to better serve their customers. American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines are among the US carriers seeking flight attendants fluent in Chinese. Some of the airlines have held hiring events or recruited […]

United and US Airways Join Delta in Suspending Tel Aviv Flights

Delta Air Lines, United and US Airways each canceled flights Tuesday to Israel because of safety and security concerns. Delta, which typically flies between New York’s JFK airport and Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, suspended service indefinitely. Delta Flight 468, a Boeing 747 with 273 passengers and 17 crew members, diverted to Paris […]